Rainbow hair. Rainbow fashions. Rainbow food. Rainbow light filters on Instagram. If the world suddenly seems more colorful to you, you’re not alone. The rainbow effect is everywhere, and that goes for the world of jewelry, too.
We’ve rounded up a few special rainbow gemstone jewelry pieces to inspire you to adapt this fashionable trend. It’s the perfect way to color-up the remaining days of the summer season…and to add some dazzle to your holidays as well.
Designers Love ROYGBIV
At the Couture jewelry show in Las Vegas this past spring, designers were embracing color in new ways – often using many colors of the rainbow in a single piece. A case in point is Paris-based Marie Mas, whose multi-hued Swinging Stones change color ways as they move with the wearer’s body.
Mas is way ahead of the jewelry curve, combining two up-and-coming trends: rainbow gemstones and kinetic (moving) styles. To see her Swinging Stones Collection in action, please click here. Available on matchesfashion.com from $2,200 to $30,800.
Also fabulous are Claudia Oddi’s Rainbow Sunray Earrings, which combine architectural structure with a vibrant array of colored stones. Rendered in 18K White Gold, they’re made in Italy. Available for $2,045 on modaoperandi.com.
Put a Rainbow On It
Ilana Ariel’s Multicolored Mini Cap Long Bar Ring in 14K White or Rose Gold features a rainbow of sapphires (gemstones may vary in her designs). At $1,300, this contemporary piece deserves serious consideration for your holiday wish list. Available at ilanaarielcollections.com, or at the retailers featured on her website.
For maximum impact at a down-to-earth price, we adore this ring on Polyvore. The NYC II 3.36-ctw Exotic Rainbow Multi-Gemstone Ring is currently sold out, attesting to the popularity of the rainbow trend. But at only $91, it’s well worth waiting for; you can sign up to be notified when it’s restocked at polyvore.com.